The Cheyenne Regional Airport Board approved a grant agreement with the FAA for up to $1 million dollars for rehabilitation to its runways. Airport Manager Dave Harring says the project, which is expected to begin in September, will include removing rubber buildup on the approach to the airports main runway.

Harring says the second phase of the project will including repainting the entire airfield and replace the airport's lighting controller. Harring says the controller is used by pilots at night to light the runway for landings.

Harring says the good news is that the bids came in about $300,000 below what they expected. He says they have not decided what to do with the extra money yet. Harring says they could roll it into the next fiscal year, or buy a better quality paint which would last about twice as long as the paint they use now.

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